Dal Singh (politician)

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Chaudhary Dal Singh (1915–1991) popularly known as Khunda Jhota and Paani ka Baadal, was involved in Haryana politics from 1952 to 1977, when he took unofficial retirement due to his bad health. He became the first ever Irrigation and Power Minister of Haryana[1] in 1966. He became M.L.A.[2] for 4 times from Jind and 2 times from Julana. He was a recruitment officer of the Indian National Army founded by Subhas Chandra Bose. He was dragged into controversy when an Election petition was filed against him by Mr. Ghasi Ram in Petition, the matter was finally decided by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in case titled as Ghasi Ram vs Dal Singh reported in All India Reporter as AIR 1968 SC 1191.[3] He was first president of Haryana unit of Indian National Congress (Organisation)


  1. ^ Debates: Official report, Volume 1, Issues 1-3. Chandigarh: Vidhan Sabha. 1967. p. 44. OCLC 185060856. 
  2. ^ The Election archives, Issues 37-40. New Delhi: Shiv Lal. 1979. p. 6. OCLC 1567699. 
  3. ^ AIR 1968. 

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